GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Pours a dark, hazed old copper penny color w/ a tall, semi creamy froth. Superb head retention slowly reducing to a full, downy canopy. Strong aromas of spicey tropical essence and granite. Full nectar w/ very shy residual effers that create a luscious, creamy texture. Nice! A big malty backbone supports a miriad of flavanoids and a paceful peachpit bittering unit. Nuances of tropical fruit w/ an emphasis on buttery banana nut. Mildly medicinal with complexities including vanilla cream, gummy kiwi, a hint of cola, and blackcherry tart. The finish is bittered nicely and midly tart. Lingering fruit adds to the romance. A very tastey brew indeed. This brew is rich and very generous yet balanced. Highly recommended. jrt (62) - USA - JAN 20, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2008 This one is really different for a Fantome. Of course, since it’s Fantome, I imagine each bottle of Dalmatienne is going to be different. Dalmatienne tastes like honey, tofee and cake, but it’s not sickly sweet at all. It starts chewey and then gets nice and golden hoppy, then finishes nice and dry with a long lingering cotton candy and honey after taste. Weird, complex, indescribable flavors that are flat out addictive.
I could smell citrus notes but not so much taste them. This kinda stetches the notion of Saison, but I don’t know what else it could be described as. ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Shared by Shyam. This one bottle of this stuff was fantastic. I am told that due to variation, it will be very lucky if it ever tastes like this again. Nose was right up my alley: thick aromatic jasmine, thick green and gray teas, light lavender, hint of anise, hop and wheat. Flavor is all those plus yeast and Taro. Color is a beautifully glowing brown with smattered yeast speckled and floating in the glass. Very full Saison etheral/ephemeral finish with only light soil. Unbelievable bottle. brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - NOV 20, 2009
Deep cloudy copper with a fine sea-foam head. Dried apricot notes swirl with a sublime, yeasty spiciness in the nose. Flavor adds a lightly sweet blood-orange tartness that melds well with the rustic, earthy quality of the brew. Mouthfeel is neither too viscous nor too thin ... striding gracefully between the two. The soft, ample carbonation lifts the sweetness from your palate for a subtle and enjoyably clean finish. Supremely easy to drink, and at 8% ... it is no joke. After writing this, I’ve taken a look at a few other reviews, and it looks like I am rating this quite a bit higher than my brethren (never to discount my lovely brew-sisters). I cannot help it, I am simply enjoying this immensely. In general, if you tend to enjoy the peculiarities and nuances of Fantome ... let this one haunt you. dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bomber Shared. WOW! What a treat. Appearance is clear brown with a lovely head and nice lacing. Aroma is super floral and as it warms it oddly becomes vanilla and pineapple with hints of pear and the lovely fantome yeast. Taste is sweet and a tiny bit of malt more of the aroma and now hints of lavender or lilac. Palate is thin and dry. Overall this is incredible but I am not sure how well it would go down on a cold night it is WAY too refreshing.